Dr. Michael E. Salassi
Department Head & Professor
Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness at Louisiana State University. As an academic department within a land grant university, we are actively engaged on all three missions of the land grant system: teaching, research and extension. Our faculty teach in the LSU College of Agriculture. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to pursue a B.S. degree in Agribusiness, with concentrations in agribusiness finance, food industry management, international business and rural development. Graduate students have the opportunity to pursue M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, with specialization in a variety of concentration areas. Through the LSU Agricultural Center, our faculty conduct research and extension activities in a wide range of areas including agricultural production economics, agribusiness, agricultural finance, commodity and food marketing, forestry economics, international trade, farm policy, rural development, rural sociology, and natural resource economics and conservation.